The Master's degree programme in Physics aims at educating students on advanced specific skills in different areas of modern physics, based on a solid interdisciplinary scientific background.
More specifically, at the end of the course, students will:
- acquire a deep and up-to-date understanding of contemporary physics in its theoretical, experimental and applied aspects;
- know advanced mathematical and numerical tools for the description and the modelling of physical systems;
- gain the ability to model complex systems in different fields;
- gain the ability to use and design advanced instrumentation and measurement techniques;
- master the scientific method and techniques for the resolution of problems;
- gain the ability to promote and disseminate scientific and technological culture and evaluate its impact on society.
Specific learning outcomes
The objective of the second-cycle degree programme in Physics is to prepare graduates who have advanced and specific knowledge and skills in the application of physics, so that they can enter the world of work with high level qualifications or continue to refine their competencies via additional higher education programmes.
Specifically, the degree programme seeks to prepare physicists who possess:
- solid cultural preparation in the various sectors of contemporary physics, its theoretical aspects and the fundamentals in terms of experimentation and applications, with knowledge of the most recent developments in scientific and technological research;
- solid mastery of the scientific method of study and problem-solving techniques;
- advanced mathematical and IT tools for the description and modelling of physical systems;
- ability to model complex systems in various fields, including those not strictly related to physics;
- ability to design and use advanced instruments and measurement methodologies;
- ability to work autonomously, including with roles of responsibility, in the field of scientific and technological research and innovation;
- ability to promote and popularise science and technology and assess their impact on society.
Graduates are therefore able to:
- apply the scientific method in the analysis, representation and modelling of complex and other physical systems and propose solutions to new problems;
- prepare and present scientific research and/or materials for dissemination, both verbally and in writing, in Italian and English;
- use self-study tools for rapid updates on the progress of science and technology;
- integrate promptly in working environments as a team member.
Given the above, the second-cycle degree programme in Physics offers learning activities in two thematic areas:
- Principles and Theory of Contemporary Physics
- Methods and Instruments
with various curricula, some of which are taught in English.
In particular, the second-cycle degree programme envisages:
- activities designed to acquire detailed, up-to-date knowledge of theoretical physics, nuclear and sub-nuclear physics, the physics of materials, applied physics, teaching and the history of physics;
- case studies and laboratory work for the development of practical competence in the most recent and sophisticated experimental and measurement methods, the analysis and processing of data and symbolic and numeric calculation techniques;
- umbrella activities that seek to develop scientific design, entrepreneurial and scientific communication skills;
- a final examination that involves preparation by the student of an original project, either within a departmental research group or at public or private bodies, in Italy or abroad, perhaps even in the context of international agreements.
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Last updated June 8, 2018